Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Human Options, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Iowa Central Community College Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 528,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Human Options, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Iowa Central Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 528,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Laboure Society MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Loyola University LA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
American Museum of Natural History NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
National Parks Conservation Association DC Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Page SUM 694,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Human Options, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Iowa Central Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 528,350

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13280 records found.